The KSU Department of Public Safety (DPS) values and promotes a positive and constructive relationship with the Campus Community. The provision of courteous and professional services by DPS personnel is critical to the achievement of the Department's overall mission of "ensure[ing] a safe and secure community conducive to the free exchange of ideas within an academic setting." The perceived integrity of the Department depends on the perceived integrity and discipline of each member. Similarly, the manner in which the Department "polices its own" and responds to allegations of misconduct involving members is crucial in shaping the public image of the agency.
Persons who believe they have been treated rudely or unprofessionally or subjected to misuse of force/breach of individual rights by Department members are strongly encouraged to bring such allegations of misconduct directly to the attention of the member's supervisor or the Department Command Staff. Likewise any member of the Campus Community who feels that a DPS employee has performed exemplary service should feel free to submit a favorable personnel report to the Department.